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Tussin Cough Syrup
I had a sip of Tussin CF cough syrup. Will I fail a drug test ( dip stick or lab ) 24 hours after?
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I took a regular dose (2 tsp) of non-drowsy tussin dm this morning for a cough. Am i alright to drink some beers tonight?
So I took Q tussin DM for cough I experienced itching and rash afterwards could medicine have caused it? Second time using and never happened before.
How likely is it for weight loss from a very dry cough of one week? Lost 7 lbs didn't take any meds at first but now taking wal tussin DM.
A weight loss of 7 pounds: In such a short time is bad news. Please see a Physician ...Read more
I am an asthmatic with hbp with a bad cough. Proair & safe tussin not working. Tried nebulizer repeatedly...No good. Persistent wheeze and cough...
Is it safe to take non drowsy long acting tussin dextromethorphan Hbr cough supressant at 37 weeks of pregnancy? Thank you
I had a cold since the beginning of january and can't get rid of the cough also when i cough my navel hurt. I get pressure in my navel when i sit down i take high blood pressure medicine called triamt/hctz also rite aid brand tussin and 800mg of ibuprofe
Persistent : Persistent cough with head congestion is usually caused by sinusitis. Recurrent coughing can strain abdominal muscles and could explain why your tummy hurts when you cough. This is the kind of problem that your family practitioner or internist should evaluate. I wouldn't rush off to a specialist just yet..... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: Maybe so , maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Potentially: Cough syrups may contain a variety of active ingredients such as first generation antihistamines, mucolytics (break up mucus), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), narcotics (codeine) and alcohol. While most people tolerate these just fine and the cough improves, i prefer to treat the "cause" of the cough rather than just the suppress symptoms. Be careful with any and all medications! ...Read more